Look at gilksy1’s ylod fix on you tube. With a $25 heat gun and a tube of new thermal compound you can fix your ps3 in about an hour. Worked. ok i have done gilksy’s YLOD fix but it failed, if i can get a spare/workin YLOD REPAIR VIDEOS YLOD. This is Aidan’s YLOD repair guide~! *guitar solo* He’d made a PDF, and can be found on youtube right here: YouTube – gilksy1’s Channel.

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Its out of it warranty i got it the first day ps3 was launched So Sam, will you be trying to fix the thing all by yourself? Bring back the main forum list. There were others that used a hairdryer to heat up the warranty seal and take a blade to remove it, then stick it to wax paper and disassembled the system, repaired it and put the sticker back on so they weren’t hindered by the options lost after breaking the seal.

All times are GMT Flux acts as a lubricant for the solder and allows it to attach to the pads with a much cleaner and better spread.

I don’t see it as a good option. These two options don’t really work. Strangely the problem bears striking similarity to the RROD that xbox users have been plagued with time memorial. Senture Wise Guy Joined: Look at gilksy1’s ylod fix on you tube.

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I found a few posts about owners sending their PS3s back to Sony to repair and warned to make sure you only send the console itself, because that’s all they need. Subscribe to our Daily Giksy1


If you’re itching to pull apart and fix your Plastic Brick then please download the tutorial. It looks like buying one of these might be a wise purchase too.

Lead free solder melts at a slightly higher temperature so around oF is where you’ll start see melting regular solder is at about oC. After researching methods to backup the HDD, it turns out that only the source console can access the data. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

I also found posts of others literally swapping their dead PS3 HDD’s into newly purchased PS3’s and the console asked to perform a reformat. Yeah I think I’ll be blowing my new xbox and ps3 out. Pair that with the fact you can buy a brand spanking new console for a little more Call Sony Customer Support and ask them about it, they may refer you to a place you could get your disc removed for free, either that or atleast give you some tips hilksy1 how to remove the disc yourself without damaging it.

Do you already have yilksy1 account? There seem to be many sites with sporadic links and sources to good sites so since I’m putting in a lot of effort finding this information I wanted to log the elements that helped me fix the YLOD and share the information so you can fix yours yldo.

Here’s a few pictures of where I’ve got so far. Does involve lots of steps This doesn’t always work. This explains why the process works but only for a certain duration of time.

Yes, my password is: Do all Ylod’s arise outta the same issue?

Both sounded a little too reckless for both the disc and the drive. If I sell the console to the vendor then I loose all the data and the disc that’s trapped within. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


Yellow Light of death and stuck disk HELP!!! – PlayStation Nation – GameSpot

The common quote is “YLOD is an over heating issue that causes a hardware malfunction. I need the BD drive that goes to that motherboard. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Every time you reflow solder you burn off a little of the flux contained inside the solder, so applying flux before starting your reflow is also going to help with how long the fix lasts.

Gilksy’s Playstation 3 (PS3) Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix and Repair Guide

Got a new slim model already set up and now just downloading a few games from PSN again. Posted March 28, I’ve also seem too many posts saying that this can irreparably damage your console, so it can work for a few hours but once it breaks you can’t get it working ever again. Jul 22, Posts: You need buy cvv usa,uk,ca,au,eu pls contac me or logins site me to know more We Updates daily Credent-crd.

Initially it looked as though it could be a number of reasons for gilksu1 YLOD but it’s very odd that gilisy1 exact same fix seems to be the cure for all YLOD consoles. Share Share this post on Digg Del. Would you like to get all the new buzz from Dashhacks in your gilisy1 each day?